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Melinda Braithwaite


Melinda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and post graduate trained paediatric dietitian. She enjoys being able to provide families with the support, knowledge and skills to confidently nourish their babies, toddlers and children to enable stress free meal times, healthy growth and happy living.  

Working in paediatrics Melinda has a special interest in food allergies, intolerances and gut health. She understands how incredibly challenging and upsetting it can be for parents trying to navigate the complexities of food allergies, intolerances and gut issues and loves being able to provide support to these families to help overcome distressing symptoms in their baby or child. Melinda is also experienced working with fussy eaters and children with Autism who have very restricted diets.

In addition to paediatrics, Melinda has completed additional training in fertility and pregnancy nutrition and can provide support throughout your pregnancy journey. Melinda can also assist with general women’s health concerns including polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome.


  • Master of Science (Dietetics)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)
  • Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding Program
  • Monash University Accredited Low FODMAP Dietitian
  • Nutrition Therapy for Fertility and Pregnancy
  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness

Special Interests:

  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Gut health including constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and coeliac disease
  • Infant Feeding
  • Fussy eating and feeding difficulties
  • Preconception and pregnancy nutrition


  • Cooking and developing new recipes
  • Running
  • Reading

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